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Culpepper cleared

| Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Quarterback Daunte Culpepper was cleared Tuesday of misdemeanor charges stemming from a boat-party sex scandal.

Pro football

Eric Moulds agreed to a contract with Houston and said the Texans have worked out a trade to acquire him from the Buffalo Bills.

  • Bills owner Ralph Wilson expressed concerns about the long-term viability of his and other NFL small-market teams during a meeting Monday with New York Gov. George Pataki. In the meeting, Wilson said he believed the Bills would be hampered by the new collective-bargaining agreement approved last month.

  • Safety Victor Green signed with the New York Jets, so he can retire as a member of the team for which he played from 1993-2001.

    College basketball

    West Virginia forward Mike Gansey was selected to the All-American third team. The Mountaineers' Kevin Pittsnogle and Pitt's Carl Krauser received honorable mention.

  • Robert Morris sophomore guard/forward Cori Boston will have hernia surgery and knee surgery this offseason.

    College football

    Eastern Washington will play West Virginia on Sept. 9 at Milan Puskar Stadium after Buffalo backed out of its commitment. Eastern Washington, the defending Big Sky (I-AA) Conference champions, will receive a guarantee of $450,000 to replace Buffalo. West Virginia also will be compensated for damages by Buffalo, according to Mountaineers athletic director Ed Pastilong.

  • The 2006 Duquesne football schedule released yesterday includes a season-opening game at Bucknell on Sept. 2, before a Sept. 9 matchup at Robert Morris. The Dukes will face St. Francis (Pa.) on Sept. 16 in their home opener. For the complete 10-game schedule, see page C21.

    Motor sports

    Jeff Simmons, a regular for four seasons in the Indy Pro Series, will replace driver Paul Dana on Bobby Rahal's team starting April 22 in Japan. Dana was killed during a pre-race warmup late last month.

    Off the field

    Two days before right-hander Kris Benson was scheduled to make his Orioles debut, his outspoken wife, Anna, withdrew her petition for divorce. Anna Benson, an actress and model who has posed topless, filed for divorce from the former Pirates pitcher in Atlanta on March 31.

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